Brewer Fund Challenge: Thank you!

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Amy Ostroth

students working in the community garden
In June 2020, Sweet Briar successfully completed fundraising for the Judith Haskell Brewer Fund Challenge Grant.

In early 2016, the Brewer Fund made an outright gift of $500,000 and also committed a one-to-one challenge grant to be matched by other College donors. For every $100,000 we raised, the fund released $100,000. Because of your generosity, Sweet Briar has now raised the full $500,000, ensuring that the College received the full match. As a result, Sweet Briar has now received $1.5 million in funding to support its sustainability initiatives.

The funds have had a wide ranging impact at the College, providing operating funds and resources for faculty support, sustainability programming and the community garden. The grant also provided endowment support, ensuring that the College will be able to support sustainability initiatives in perpetuity.

We couldn’t do it without the many donors who made it possible. Thank you!